Sunday, April 7, 2013

Life is Good

Introducing Faithie-Lou-Hoo.
Faithie-Lou-Hoo with her stylist, Bethie Boo.
Clark has been anxiously engaged in building backyard ballistics.  This was his first weapon--a potato gun--made from a plastic Winder milk bottle, pvc pipe and gas grill ignitor.  It was quite loud and powerful.  But it wasn't enough.  His next attempt was smaller with a gummy vitamin bottle.  The next was with an empty syrup container.
You can see that he is a resourceful boy.  It was all good, harmless fun.  But then there was an accident with the syrup bottle gun. 
According to Clark, he "burned his face off!"  His skin and eyes are fine.  But he sure enough did singe his hairline, eyebrows, and eyelashes.  And most tragically of all, he singed his fledgling mustache.  "Dang," he said, "I was getting so excited to shave for the first time and now it's gone!"

I guess it wasn't too traumatic because he is working with a wonderful neighbor who is helping him get supplies and build a much larger, more powerful version called "Spudzooka".  This will involve power tools and the man-child is in heaven.

A little singed facial hair is a small price to pay for actual fire power in the hands of a 13 year-old boy.
Thursday morning Abe and I took Bethany to the temple for the first time.  It was a wonderfully sweet experience with her.  She was so excited to go and has been begging to go since she turned twelve (2 weeks ago).
Afterward, Bethany and I went to the violin shop to trade in her 3/4 size violin for a full size one.  It sounds beautiful and I love to listen to her play.
 Elinor is working on finishing up her robotics class.  She is spending conference weekend working on the Robogator.
All hail Legos!  One of the best, if not the best toys ever made.  They are pricey, but so worth it.  They last forever and they can be used in so many ways.
This was Faith's creation this morning.  Last night, during family reading, George built his first really  tall tower out of the Duplo Legos.  He was so proud and we all cheered for him.  He was so thrilled! 

1 comment:

christini yogini said...

So cool!!! Love all those fun adventures!!